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Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche Receives an Appreciation Award from the Minister of Health and Welfare for His Donations toward the Hualien Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund

To thank His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche for his donations toward disaster relief for Hualien earthquake victims, the Ministry of Health and Welfare sent a special letter inviting him to attend the ‘Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Appreciation Award Ceremony for Special Account Donations to Disaster Relief for Victims of the February 6th Hualien Earthquake,’ held on June 29th, 2018.

On February 6th, 2018, a magnitude 7 earthquake struck Hualien, resulting in the collapse of multiple buildings and severe cracks formed in many houses and bridges, as well as serious loss of life and a great deal of property damage. In his compassion and mercy, and unable to bear seeing sentient beings suffer, H.E. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche donated a total of NT$5 million after the earthquake to assist its victims in rebuilding their homes as soon as possible.

To thank H.E. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche for his assistance with the victims’ follow-up medical treatment, counselling, living and reconstruction costs, the Executive Yuan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare sent a special letter inviting him to attend the ‘Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Appreciation Award Ceremony for Special Account Donations to Disaster Relief for Victims of the February 6th Hualien Earthquake,’ held on June 29th, 2018.

There were about fifty award recipients. Lin Guozhang, Director-general of Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, attended on behalf of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, who was presented with an award by Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shizhong as gratitude for Rinpoche’s compassionate response to the Hualien earthquake in the form of charitable donations.

Lin Guozhang (right), Director-general of Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, receiving an appreciation award on Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s behalf, presented by Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shizhong (left).

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shizhong (left) presenting the appreciation award

Organizations and individuals participating in the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Appreciation Award Ceremony for Special Account Donations to Disaster Relief for Victims of the February 6th Hualien Earthquake

The appreciation award presented by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in thanks to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche for his donations in response to the Hualien Earthquake

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Updated on June 29, 2018